defense spending http://wamc.org en NH could face $5 million in Pentagon civilian cuts http://wamc.org/post/nh-could-face-5-million-pentagon-civilian-cuts <p>BOSTON (AP) — The Pentagon says New Hampshire could be facing $5.8 million in Defense Department civilian payroll cuts if automatic government spending cuts kick in March 1.<br><br>Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if a budget deal isn't reached, he may have to shorten the workweek for the "vast majority" of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian workers. They'd lose one day of work per week, or 20 percent of their pay, for up to 22 weeks, probably starting in late April.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:24:13 +0000 Associated Press 58246 at http://wamc.org NH could face $5 million in Pentagon civilian cuts